POLITICS
07/04/2012 04:02 pm ET

July 4th Pictures: Scenes From Independence Day (PHOTOS)

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Across the United States, Americans are celebrating 236 years of independence with backyard barbeques, family gatherings and, of course, fireworks.

While many celebrations have been scaled-down or canceled due to weather-related power outages and concerns of spreading wildfires amid dry, hot weather, many are still celebrating, albeit in less-than-traditional ways.

Below, a look at scenes from July 4th.

July 4th Pictures

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